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San Diego Social Media Addiction Lawyer

Social media addiction is an increasing problem that, in effect, can cause a range of mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide, and more. If social media has caused irreparable harm to you or a loved one, contact CaseyGerry. We can arrange a free consultation to discuss your legal options. 

Why Choose Our San Diego Social Media Addiction Lawyer?

  • We have more than 70 years of experience successfully representing injured plaintiffs.
  • We have been at the forefront of class action litigation and can help you hold social media companies accountable.
  • Our San Diego injury lawyers treat each client with compassion because we know how social media addiction can be detrimental to your family.

Class Action MDL Created for Social Media Addiction Lawsuits

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Social media addiction lawsuits are on the rise across the country. As a result, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JMPL) recently agreed to centralize these more than 80 cases into a “class action” MDL. The MDL (In re: Social Media Adolescent Addiction/Personal Injury Prod. Liab. Lit. – MDL No. 304) is assigned to the Northern District of California. Grouping cases into an MDL is typically the first step towards a global settlement. Still, its success hinges on the strength of the evidence and experts the plaintiffs (victims) can pool together. Over 70 percent of the cases name Meta Platforms’ Facebook or Instagram as defendants.  

Who Can File a Social Media Addiction Lawsuit? 

You may be entitled to file a social media addiction lawsuit for yourself or on behalf of your child if:

  • You or your child are addicted to using social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, etc.). 
  • You or your child suffered physical or psychological harm due to the addiction. 
  • You or your child was under the age of 25 when the addiction began. 

To truly determine your eligibility, set up a free consultation with a Social Media Addiction Lawyer who can assess your situation and advise you on your legal options.  

The Effects of Social Media Addiction and How To Recognize It

Self-disclosure on social networking sites activates the same dopamine-producing areas of the brain as when taking an addictive substance, according to a new study by Harvard University. As a result, feeling that dopamine rush can become an addiction, especially when used to relieve stress, loneliness, depression, or personal problems. In effect, children, teens, and young adults can suffer the following repercussions of becoming addicted to social media: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Body dysmorphia 
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Low self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual exploitation 
  • Injuries or death from TikTok challenges
  • Suicide or suicidal thoughts

Although many people use social media on a daily basis, look for the following warning signs of a possible addiction:

  • Spending a lot of time thinking about social media or planning to use it.
  • Feeling the urge to use social media more and more. 
  • Using social media to forget about personal problems. 
  • Attempts to reduce using social media are unsuccessful. 
  • Restless or troubled if unable to use social media. 
  • Using social media so much that it has had a negative impact on school, job performance, or personal relationships. 

Recognizing signs of social media addiction early to avoid severe repercussions. 

We Can Help

The idea of suing a social media company can seem daunting, but we are here to ease that stress. We can help you understand your options for legal recourse and will handle every aspect of your claim. Arrange a free consultation by calling (619) 730-7586 or sending us a message online today. 

 

Read our blog post about The Potential Harm of Social Media Platforms on Young Users.